September 16, 2022
Ornua is proud to have been awarded Origin Green Gold membership by Bord Bia for a second consecutive year in 2022.
Now into its tenth year, Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board, uniting food producers, manufacturers, and retailers.
Ornua first became an Origin Green member in 2017, attaining Gold membership in 2021. Ornua has now retained the prestigious Gold membership award for 2022 by surpassing targets and scoring exemplary for initiatives related to raw material sourcing, emissions, waste, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement.
Commenting on the achievement, John Jordan, CEO of Ornua said: “We are proud to have retained Origin Green Gold Membership for a second consecutive year and to be recognised for our ongoing commitment to sustainability. As a leading dairy co-operative, we truly understand the importance of prioritising and embedding sustainability at all stages of the supply chain and are focused on driving improvements in critical areas such as responsible sourcing, carbon emissions and supporting rural communities.
We are committed to achieving a more sustainable future, safeguarding the livelihoods of Irish farming families and all our stakeholders, and our Origin Green Gold Membership is an important indicator of this continued commitment.”
Achieving the highest available award as part of the Origin Green programme represents the important progress Ornua is making in building towards a sustainable future, as outlined in Growing for Good, Sustainably, Ornua’s sustainability roadmap which was launched in 2020.
Pictured above: Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon TD, pictured alongside Ornua Sustainability & CSR Specialist, Eva Griffin, who accepted Ornua’s Origin Green Gold membership award for 2022 from Deirdre Ryan, Director of Sustainability and Quality Assurance, Bord Bia, and Bord Bia Chair, Dan MacSweeney.